Location | Tripoli (Libya)
Date | 2009
Client | Debaj Contracting and Real Estate Investment Company
Design | Studio Crachi

The Museum of Libya in Tripoli was part of the restoration project of a 1939 building realized by the Milan architect Saul Meraviglia Mantegazza in a new-Moorish style. Eventually, it became the residence of the Italian governor in Libya, then it was turned into the Royal Palace and finally into the Town Hall.

The project of the new museum, cured in its single details by Studio Crachi, verged on the idea of edutainment: it tells the story of the country and of the Libyan traditions in an interactive way, creating some dynamic educational systems and individual informative paths.

Devoto realized the interiors of this place, starting from the wall paneling in lacquered MDF hosting the cables of the technologies and where the exhibition stalls are secured. Besides, it realized the free-standing elements, high-load pedestals for archaeological findings and other support elements for the Touchwindow ® technologies, such as projections, holograms, interactive LCD, and so on.

The timber floor of the main rooms was printed with the map of the ancient cities of Cirene, Sabratha and Leptis Magna, creating a real decorative carpet.

Moreover, Devoto has supplied the Museum with tailor-made furniture for the management offices, the conference room, the cafeteria, the lounge deck and the main hall. The materials we used range from MDF to precious essences, from steel to the Solid Surface, from the metal mesh to the printed PVC.

We completed the supply with a selection of chairs and other furniture pieces from high-quality companies like Thonet and USM Haller.

Photo credit: courtesy of Studio Crachi